The Intense Battle of The Regiment

In a keenly contested competition, the First Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (1JR) lived up to its motto, First and Foremost, when itcame out victorious over the Second Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (2JR) in the recently concluded finals of the Force Basketball Competition which was held from 20 – 22 April 2009.

Acting Commanding Officer of 1JR Major Jaimie Ogilvie (front row: centre),
along with other members of 1JR, in a posed photograph with his winning team.

This year saw the competition being reduced from five to three days; however, this did not affect the quality of the games or the competitive spirit of the players.

“This year’s competition was well coordinated and we got a lot of young players for the JDF team,” said Captain Louis Cheverria, Force Basketball Officer.

So impressive were the new players that some were selected to represent the JDF in the upcoming National Basket Ball League and the Division One League.

“The officials did a tremendous job in ensuring that the competition was well-run and incident free,” he said.

It was very easy to select a Most Valuable Player as Ordinary Seaman Raymi Franklin of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard (JDF CG) gave an outstanding performance to cop the award.

Chairman of the JDF Sports Board Colonel Rocky Meade presenting
the trophy for Most Valuable Player to OS Raymi Franklin of the JDF CG.

Chairman of the JDF Sports Board Colonel Rocky Meade made the presentation to the winning team. He stressed the importance of team work and also congratulated the First Battalion for winning the Competition.

Colonel Rocky Meade making the medal presentation to the winning team.